Last fall, Daphne had a very difficult time trying to transition at the end of her summer laying stretch. She laid an assortment of overly hard eggs followed by, and sometimes connected to, thin-shelled or shellless eggs. She had a decreased appetite (although she never gave up her beloved mealworms) and increased straining. At the time, I took her to the local exotics vet, and she was diagnosed with reproductive issues that were not related to an infection (at least not a current one). She received sub-Q fluids and somehow made it through to winter, at which she stopped laying and we all breathed a sigh of relief. She restarted late this spring, and laid perfect eggs daily for a bit before taking a break. Over the past week, she restarted laying, but her eggs have been off (some thin shelled, some overly thick). Today (just now), I noticed an increase in straining. She’s still eating and drinking normally and passing normal duck poop. I dug out the calcium gluconate, but can someone remind me of the oral dose? The type I have is 23% solution. I’ve let her soak in warm water and am calling the vet tomorrow. I just wish she would stop laying altogether, as I think this is going to eventually kill her. We don’t need her eggs. We just want her to be ok!